Chelsea v Everton: match preview

Paul Rideout scored Everton’s last winner at Stamford Bridge 24 years ago and the current selection will hardly be optimistic about mustering a repeat given Chelsea remain unbeaten under Maurizio Sarri. Perhaps the Europa League win in Belarus will affect the home side’s energy levels. Regardless, Ross Barkley is expecting a hostile reception from the travelling fans. “It won’t be the best,” said the midfielder, who swapped clubs for £15m in January. “I was approaching 25 and felt I could have improved a lot more [at Everton]. At Chelsea, I knew I’d improve a lot quicker around better, world-class players.” Dominic Fifield

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